Sunday Gratitude – July 5, 2015

Another fabulous week has come and gone.  Canada celebrated it’s 148th birthday, the United States celebrated their 239th anniversary of independence, my boys passed their school year, enjoyed more music and friends and so much more!

Gratitude List

  1. Beyond happy both boys passed their school year and quite respectably, too!

  2. Thanks to Eric for grilling my veg, to Anouk for putting together the canapés, playing waitress at the party and then coming back to help and to Emma for coming as soon as I cried “help”! Without the three of you, I would not have made it.  The guests enjoyed the food (hope the customer did, too!)  Gilles? 🙂

  3. If Leonard hadn’t told me Adam Cohen was playing one of the free shows at the Jazz Festival I would have totally missed it!  So glad I decided to hightail it to Montreal and that Leonard was able to squeeze me in (so I could hang out with him and Steve)

  4. Really glad I stayed for Cohen’s second show as I got to hear the few songs I missed!  Woot!  And he played my favourite.  Can you guess which one it is? 😀

  5. Two weeks in a row and two totally different groups from high school.  How cool that so many people, on such a spur of the moment, made time to get together for a meal and many, MANY laughs?  One even driving for 9.5 hours to do so… Of course, I did offer him a guest room for the fee of grilling veg…


Gratitude Sunday – June 6, 2015

Was just about to hit the hay when I realised I didn’t do my Sunday Post!  What up wit dat?  This week my friend Joy was showing off her roses… so I showed her the status of mine!  I can’t really complain as my lilacs bloomed before hers…  Oh well!

Gratitude List

  1. I am so happy that I’ve remained in contact with friends from high school.  Actually, funny thing is, the ones I meet regularly-ish now are NOT the ones I used to hang around with!  Can’t explain.  Doesn’t matter.  Had a lovely lunch with Julie.  Definitely must do this more often!

  2. Robert, my neighbour, ensures that things are working OK, like the pool.  Comes in to make sure I’m putting the chlorine and whatnot. Gives his two cents’ worth (unsolicited, but always welcome!); and if that’s not enough, I get invited over for dinner!  Thanks neighbours!

  3. Getting together with a girlfriend where you can talk about anything, no holds barred is priceless.  Merci Marie-Claude! xoxo

  4. An unlikely friendship has built with a friend from elementary school.  We knew each other waaaaay back when, he moved to BC and somehow we reconnected years later and share all kinds of subjects via long email missives.  David C. you are a special friend.  (No worries, Laverne, he’s all yours!)

  5. Friends made through the blogosphere are a special lot.  Who’d a thunk, RRR, we’d have such lovely conversations via Skype!

As you can see, dear Readers, I have made it my mission to connect with people in person when possible, and when not, via Skype as we can at least see each others’ mugs.  This is my attempt at making my world even smaller and more intimate.   My dream is to one day meet some of you on your turf!  (The Portland fund is growing; the Ireland fund is next… just sayin’!)

Gratitude Sunday – February 15, 2015

It was a week of ups and downs ~ but mostly of ups!  I had fun participating in A Frank Angle’s Life: The Musical.  You see, I only started following him recently so I didn’t know about this lovely project (the second one of its type) where his readers are asked to participate in the acts making up the musical.  I arrived at the Epilogue and submitted my song without completely understanding what this was all about.  Well, I had me a whole lotta fun (and gave him a run for his money) by going back and participating in each act.  Fun stuff and one that really made me think of what to share to represent me in each act.  Frank was most kind and gracious by catering to my whims and taking the time to comment my choices.

Gratitude List

  1. Not only did Patti give me chocolates when we saw each other on Wednesday; Fhameeda (my neighbour, five house down) did too!

  2. We had our annual birthday celebration for Andre and I paced myself so that I could last (read out-last) the evening.  Kept up with the boys!

  3. Received the beautiful bouquet above – definitely was spoiled this year!

  4. Ever so lucky that my paediatrician has emergency clinic every morning from 8:30-9:30 – no appointment necessary.  All is good with the boy.

  5. It was a week of seeing old friends and new friends; catching up on each others’ lives – some taking three hours to try and cram in 18 years!  Will definitely have to re-do that one!